Why does a person perform fast? The real idea behind a fast is to keep oneself hungry to make Goddess Durga happy. But in modern day fasting, people just spare having ‘Ann’, i.e food items made of wheat, rice, salt and pulses.
In today’s fasting, people hardly remain hungry, there are a number of delicious food items available, which, instead of giving any strain to stomach, make the person over-eat.
A range of mouth-watering recipes like sabudana thalipeeth, vrat wale aloo, singhare ki poori, aloo paneer kofta, dahi aloo, dahi arbi, sabudana khichdi, arbi masala, kaddu ki sabzi are available these days which amount much more calories to a person than a normal day diet.
In this manner, the entire purpose of a fast goes in vain as the person, instead of asceticism, eats more food than he does on regular basis. On the other hand, indiscipline in eating causes harm to one's health.
Most of the food items include potatoes and are fried in mustard oil (884 cal in 100 gram) both are fat rich food items.
So, now it’s your turn to mull if you eat more during Navratas.